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Can you contest your parent's Will if they disinherited you?

If you have been left out of the Will of one of your parents or feel that the inheritance they have left you is unfair, you may be able to challenge the Will under certain circumstances. In this article we examine potential grounds for contesting a Will, the...

Supreme Court rules tribunal fees illegal: what this means for employers and employees

The Supreme Court has ruled that is illegal for employment tribunals to charge workers a fee for bringing cases against their employers. This ruling came about as a result of a case brought by the trade union Unison, which argued that the fees (which went as...

How to evict a tenant

The landlord/tenant relationship is governed by rules, responsibilities, rights and obligations. Both parties will value the security that a tenancy offers. But the law recognises that there are times when a landlord needs to be able to remove a tenant and...

The Taylor Review: A Guide for Employers

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices has now been published. It offers insights into the changing nature of work in modern Britain and recommendations on how to make sure workers are getting a fair deal from their working conditions. Key points...

Does death wipe out debts?

After a friend or family member has died, their financial affairs will need to be sorted out. We don’t underestimate the difficulties this presents, on both an emotional and a practical level. It’s an unenviable task for those who hold a personal...

How will changes to buy-to-let tax affect my property investment?

April 6th didn’t only mark the beginning of the new financial year; it also marked the day that the new changes to Buy-To-Let tax came into full force. These changes have not been met with a particularly positive response from landlords, many of whom...

Insley and Partners joins Preston Redman LLP

We are pleased to announce that as of 3 April Insley & Partners have joined Preston Redman LLP. Insley & Partners, who were a well regarded and established practice in Bournemouth and subsequently Ferndown since 1947, have moved into our (now...

Can a landlord refuse to end a tenancy early?

The relationship between landlord and tenant is one of mutual benefit: the tenant pays the landlord a set monthly amount and in return is able to live in their property for a fixed period of time. When the relationship is formed, a contract is drawn up to...

Choosing the Right Executor

Making a Will is essential in protecting your estate from passing to anyone other than your chosen beneficiaries, however, after you’re gone, how can you be sure that the requests in your Will are carried out with precision? Appointing an executor you...

Inheriting Commercial Property: 5 Points to Consider

If you have recently inherited commercial property, it’s likely that you have a list of questions regarding your options and how you may be affected by the rules on Inheritance Tax. While inheriting commercial property can present a number of...